Friday, November 14, 2008

Crawling out from under a pile... and the Maytag Repairman in a can of Tang.

...a pile of books!  The book-fair is officially DONE, I was so eager to be done that I closed a 1/2 hour early and if somebody tried to come and spend a few hundred dollars there at the end - well, I'm really sorry, but hey, we'll be back in the Spring.

Really - hardly anyone local reads my blog anyway so I don't think the apology will go far!

So what did this week entail?  Aside from re-shelving books for about 8 hours, handling lots of little pennies and nickels for kids buying erasers and bookmarks, and counting 638 animal crackers into a jar... not much...

I did manage to slip and fall early in the week - felt like a moron, extremely embarrassing moment and all that... shouldn't admit to it even hush hush but hey - somehow blogging about it is "private" right?  Yeah, let's just say that the bruised ribs will heal and that I should really get a larger shower mat...

Also - The book fair saved me a lot of money - I was this close (my fingers are being held up 1/2 an inch apart) to buying a new dishwasher this week...  tired of the dishes coming out dirtier than they went in...  but as I'm running the fair I aimlessly pick up a book titled Fix It or something like that and the cover says "fix a broken dishwasher with Tang"... yeah right says I and I open up the book where it tells me to put Tang in the soap compartments and run an empty load...  something about citric acid and clogged pipes and holes...  well, what the heck right - I go home, happen to have Tang (and not just the food storage equivalent) so I give it a go... and believe it or not my dishwasher is working again... I still want a new one, but this will get us by for another 6 months even with broken prongs right?   Who Knew?

Okay - nothing really witty, just wanted to announce that I have renounced the title of CBFL forever!!!  (errr... well, almost forever - there's still BOGO in the spring!)

9 comments:

Malinda said...

Wow, I never knew tang could do that either, so I am glad your dishwasher is working right now and hopefully it will work for awhile. I am glad the bookfair is over for you, so hopefully you can relax for awhile.

just the five of us said...

I am glad that your dishwasher was fixed with Tang! I am going to remember that one! I did use vinegar I think once on the kitchen sink, it helped. I now have 2 big dishwashers:D Hee, Hee! I cook they wash!

lori said...

I hope your rib feels better soon! I bruised one last summer and it took 2 weeks, but then the pain just went away. Congrats on fixing the dishwasher!

The Gibsons said...

Ok I am going to have to try tang. I have some clogged holes and my dishes are not getting as clean as they should. Guess I am hitting walmart in the morning. Hope your rib feels better too.

Mrs de Miranda said...

Glad you survived!

That is cool about Tang! I didn't know that! But if it's cleaning out acid from pipes..what do you think it's doing to our pipes? haha!

Firefly said...

Wow, I so don't think we should actually drink Tang anymore... stick with real juice! ha. I worked the book fair on Tuesday afternoon here, and sold a lot of erasers and pens along with some books. It's funny how the little kids don't know how much money they have and you have to dump it all out and count it out!

T said...

Firefly - you're too nice, I make them step aside with the coin counting jar and shove their coins into that while I check out a few more kids with their erasers and bookmarks :)

Megz said...

I tried all the home remedies on our dishwasher and sadly all it did was look a little more sparkly for a day or two before returning to it's ugly hard water self.
Glad you're done with the book fair and hope you didn't smuggle too many books home for your reading pleasure.

jubilee said...

Whoa! Tang? Who knew?!